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Although current guidelines recommend 3 months of anticoagulation treatment after bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement surgery, a study that included more than 4,000 patients found that patients who had warfarin therapy continued between 3 and 6 months after surgery had a lower rate of cardiovascular death.
A study of patients treated with the anticoagulant medication warfarin suggests that resuming warfarin therapy after an episode of gastrointestinal tract bleeding was associated with lower risk for thrombosis (blood clot) and death.
The clot-busting medicine, tPA (tissue plasminogen activator), is safe to use in acute stroke patients already on the home blood thinner warfarin, according to researchers from Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI).
Researchers from the Duke Clinical Research Institute have ruled the clot-busting drug tPA (tissue plasminogen activator) safe for acute stroke patients on the home blood thinner warfarin.
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Less costly aspirin is as effective for heart failure patients with normal heart rhythm as other more expensive drugs, such as warfarin, according to breakthrough research published in today’s New England Journal of Medicine.